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Meet quintessential New York in Midtown East

Midtown East stretches from the edge of the East River to Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. While locals tend to define 59th and 40th streets as its northern and southern boundaries, hotels and guidebooks often cite Murray Hill, a largely residential zone that runs down to 34th Street, as part of the same neighborhood. Regardless of how you slice it, this area checks off all the must-haves for the quintessential New York vacation. Glistening skyscrapers, world-famous landmarks and international restaurants from every continent line streets teeming with visitors, shoppers and native New Yorkers. While Midtown East serves primarily as a busy commercial district, its central location and close proximity to a number of subway lines make it a great home base for exploring the best of the Big Apple.

Things to see and do

Midtown East hotels are well-placed; just steps away from many of the city's most popular attractions, from storied buildings to first-rate museums, and haute cuisine eateries.

Grand Central Terminal

One of the finest examples of architecture from the golden age of rail travel, take a walk to the nearby Grand Central Terminal. After taking in the grandiose main concourse, grab a bite to eat at the indoor Grand Central Market or head to the lower level to enjoy a sit-down meal at the luxurious Oyster Bar, a true New York institution that dates back to 1913.

The Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is a stone's throw away from Grand Central. Although guests are welcome to visit the downstairs lobby for pictures, the Art Deco-style masterpiece is best viewed from a short distance away, atop the Empire State Building's observation deck. Because space is limited, lines get long throughout the year. To skip the wait, book express tickets online.

New York Public Library

At Fifth Avenue, the dividing line between Midtown East and West, make a stop at the New York Public Library. Guarded by marble lions, Patience and Fortitude, (named after prized virtues during the Great Depression) this Beaux-Arts building is a familiar sight from New York-centric movies like the 1980s hit Ghostbusters.

Bryant Park

You’ll find Bryant Park, an oasis of greenery in a neighborhood best known for its towering skyscrapers, tucked behind the library. If you're coming during the warmer months, stake your claim on a picnic spot on the lawns, or if you’re here over winter, strap on a pair of rental skates for a free spin around an ice-skating rink during the annual Bank of America Winter Village season.

Getting around the city

Whether you want to discover cool downtown, walk the museum mile uptown or venture into hip Brooklyn, the rest of New York City is just a subway ride away from Midtown East's central location. The local Lexington Avenue line runs through the entire east side of Manhattan down to City Hall, where you can take in those recognizable NYC panoramas from the Brooklyn Bridge. Before you head out for dinner, grab a copy of a subway map for a list of stations and transfer points that will take you anywhere in the city from any station.

Best time to stay

New York City is a year-round destination, so there's no wrong time to book your stay at one of the trendy Midtown East hotels. Since this area has a distinct four seasons, with temperatures that sometimes soar into the 90s in the summer and drop below freezing in the winter, weather is one of the most important factors in deciding when to come. Generally, spring and fall have the best weather, but if you're on a budget, summer and late winter offer the best deals on everything from accommodations to activities.

Keep in mind that despite the cold temperatures, December is one of the busiest and most expensive months to stay in Manhattan. After Thanksgiving, visitors flock here to experience renowned holiday traditions, shop on Fifth Avenue, and enjoy New Year's Eve festivities around Times Square. Because most guests leave immediately after the holidays, early January is typically a great time to score some of the biggest discounts of the year.

Recently booked Midtown East hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Pod 39 Hotel
Midtown East
20 minutes ago 3 stars $100
Martha Washington
Midtown East
1 hour ago 4 stars $220
New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown East
2 hours ago 4 stars $189
Lex Hotel NYC
Midtown East
2 hours ago 3 stars $199
70 park avenue, a Kimpton Hotel
Midtown East
2 hours ago 4 stars $149
Pod 51 Hotel
Midtown East
10 hours ago 3 stars $110
3 West Club
Midtown East
10 hours ago 3 stars $159
Club Quarters Opposite Rockef
Midtown East
13 hours ago 3 stars $170
Jolly Hotel Madison Tower
Midtown East
16 hours ago 3 stars $194
The Gotham Hotel
Midtown East
16 hours ago 3 stars $139

Recently Rated Midtown East Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Pod 39 Hotel
Midtown East
4.1 / 5
203 reviews
3 stars $100
Warwick Hotel New York
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
565 reviews
4 stars $130
Andaz 5th Avenue-a concept by Hyatt
Midtown East
4.5 / 5
13 reviews
4 stars $292
The Court - A St Giles Premier Hotel
Midtown East
3.8 / 5
136 reviews
4 stars $169
New York Marriott East Side
Midtown East
4.0 / 5
91 reviews
4 stars $186
Hilton Manhattan East
Midtown East
3.8 / 5
141 reviews
4 stars $143
Club Quarters Opposite Rockef
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
372 reviews
3 stars $170
Jolly Hotel Madison Tower
Midtown East
3.3 / 5
115 reviews
3 stars $194
The Tuscany - A St Giles Boutique Hotel
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
120 reviews
4 stars $205
Pod 51 Hotel
Midtown East
3.9 / 5
164 reviews
3 stars $110

Featured Midtown East Hotels

From $100

1 Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 203 reviews

145 East 39th Street Map

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Pod 39 offers a hip, convenient and personalized accommodations for the stylish and spend thrifty traveler. The Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan and is the best value for... More

Good trip
Everything was good about the hotel. Nice bar inside. Check in lady was a little snooty with me cause my name wasn't on the list and insisted I was giving her the wrong name (guess it wasn't on...
Apr 30, 2015
From $130

2 Warwick Hotel New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 565 reviews

65 West 54TH Street Map

The Warwick Hotel New York combines the trifecta of Old World elegance, 4-star luxury and a prime location. Founded by publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1926, 426 comfortable accommodations... More

Long weekend
Great hotel and location. Werevery prompt at fixing a broken light. Everyone friendly
Apr 30, 2015
From $189

3 New York Hilton Midtown

4 stars
4.0 / 5 574 reviews

1335 Avenue of the Americas Map

Includes a full breakfast each morning

The New York Hilton Midtown houses stylish guestrooms featuring marble baths, luxurious suites with spacious living areas, and executive rooms on high floors. These last give guests access to the... More

Fun weekend getaway
This hotel has a great location--just a block away from Times Square. The room was spotlessly clean and the staff was very accommodating. The lobby was crazy busy, like a train or airport depot....
Apr 22, 2015
From $125

4 City Club Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 142 reviews

55 W 44th Street Map

Save 10% on 3 Night Stay

Shaping the future of Hospitality in the spirit of the past, the City Club Hotel combines the scale and tradition of a private club with the first rate services and amenities of a modern luxury... More

bad wait time
Waited 3 hours to check in to hotel. Check in was 3:00. The hotel staff said the cleaning staff was running late in cleaning the rooms. We were not allowed to check in until 5:56 after complaining...
Apr 8, 2015
From $151


3 stars
4.1 / 5 145 reviews

15 West 45th Street Map

Enjoy a Calm, Peaceful Haven in the Heart of NYC You are a part of it all when you "Stay Smart" at the Holiday Inn Express® NYC hotel on Fifth Avenue. Our contemporary high-rise is centrally... More

Nice Hotel Good Location
I arrived early to have them hold my luggage to find that they had my room available early, which was a nice surprise. The rooms were immaculate, comfortable, attractive and modern, though a little...
Mar 26, 2015
From $129

6 Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Ave

3 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

45 East 33rd Street Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Set between Madison and Park Avenue, near exciting retail, dining, nightlife and entertainment opportunities, the stylish Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan Midtown East is an ideal base for... More

Weekend getaway
Very friendly and helpful. When cable went out I placed a call to desk and within 15 minutes the problem was solved. Definitely would stay again. I booked online so I was not able to get military...
Apr 23, 2015
From $169

7 The Iroquois New York

4 stars
4.3 / 5 137 reviews

49 West 44th Street Map

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Quiet oasis escape in the heart of New York CityStep into tranquil The Iroquois New York and be swept away from the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan. The hotel is within walking... More

Good Midtown Stop
This is a hotel for those on the go. If you are in town for just a day or two, or just need a place to crash before your next meeting, the Iroquois is a fine choice. The Molton Brown shower...
Apr 6, 2015
From $152

8 The Jewel Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 247 reviews

11 West 51st Street Map

Save 15% On Your Stay

Contemporary stay across from Rockefeller Center The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center is located on 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, just a short walk from fashionable Fifth Avenue. The hotel sits... More

Yearly Trip
This hotel has a great view and was in a great location. Staff was very friendly and professional. We will definitely stay again!
Apr 22, 2015
From $133

9 Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Midtown East

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

206 East 52nd Street Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Midtown East boasts a fantastic location in the heart of Midtown Manhattan; just minutes from extensive shopping, lively restaurants and bars, the bustling... More

business trip
treet parking was a nightmare. staff was great.. restaurant and bar closed too early...I was promised a room with a view of the city and was given a view of the back of the buildings
Mar 24, 2015
From $169

10 The Court - A St Giles Premier Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 136 reviews

130 East 39th Street Map

Complimentary Internet in all Guest Rooms

The Court - A St Giles Premier Hotel is located at the corner of 39th Street and Lexington Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Sophisticated and luxurious, The Court Hotel is perfect for those seeking the... More

7 night trip
Lovely hotel, large rooms and very friendly staff. Would stay again.haf a baby and room was very quiet while having a view of the Empire State Building.
Apr 29, 2015
From $279

11 Waldorf Astoria New York

4 stars
4.1 / 5 473 reviews

301 Park Avenue Map

Best of Waldorf - Includes hotel credit

For some, a stay at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York is almost as fundamental to an authentic Big Apple vacation as seeing the Statue of Liberty or sipping a Manhattan cocktail. Opened in... More

Very nice but
The hotel is very pretty and lobby is great. However, the rooms were a bit dated and we had some technical difficulties with TV.
Apr 17, 2015
From $135

12 The Evelyn (formerly The Gershwin Hotel)

3 stars
3.4 / 5 94 reviews

7 East 27th st. Map

Save 15% on Sunday Nights

The Evelyn (formerly The Gershwin Hotel) is located in midtown Manhattan in the Flatiron District and is one block from the shopping on world famous Fifth Avenue. The Evelyn is now offering newly... More

Great location
Great location, fancy decoration. Small rooms though, but similar to other NYC hotels on this category. Good value overall.
Apr 20, 2015
From $135

13 The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection

4 stars
3.9 / 5 42 reviews

511 Lexington Ave at 48th Street Map

Rate Includes Breakfast

Manhattan's Newest Autograph Collection HotelBuilt in 1929, The Lexington New York City blends the hotel's legacy with its collection of unique artwork and modern appeal showcased... More

birthday stay
It was nice, close to work and for the night of the festivities it was accommodating.
Feb 26, 2015
From $215

14 The Kimberly Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 69 reviews

145 East 50th Street Map

Save 30% on your stay

The Kimberly is a European-style hotel on Manhattan's fashionable East Side with traditional decor, friendly yet professional staff and spacious rooms and suites. An intimate, unique experience... More

Amazing boutique hotel
Staff was very friendly and attended to our every need. Rooms were large by NYC standards, and very quite even though we were only on the 6th floor. Amenities in the room included an iron and...
Apr 22, 2015
From $179

15 The Benjamin New York

4 stars
4.1 / 5 97 reviews

125 East 50th Street Map

Sweet dreams at midtown boutique hotel with Sleep Concierge for guestsWith a prized midtown Manhattan location, sumptuous decor and prestigious award-winning restaurant headed by a celebrity chef,... More

New York City Visit
Upon making reservations I asked for a front view room and got a side view. Room was found to be stuffy, rug may have something to do with this. couch should have been shampooed or cleaned, noisy...
Jan 28, 2015